Woman Wanted (1999)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  14 August 1999 (USA)
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A new woman comes between a widower and his adult son.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Riley
Richard Goddard
Sean McCann ...
Jackie Richardson ...
Jordan Zalis ...
Raymond (at 13)
Jonathan Barrett ...
Joanna McClelland Glass ...
Ariadne (as Joanna Glass)
Elaine Pigden ...
Rhiannon Benedict ...
Betsy (as Valerie Wynne)
Mauralea Austin ...


Story of a woman (Hunter) who comes to work as a housekeeper for a widower (Moriarty) and his grown son (Sutherland) and of their attachment to her to the point that she is asked by the father to marry... to the dismay of the son who also loves her. But the animosity of the two men toward each other is finally resolved when she becomes intentionally pregnant, possibly by one or the other as she goes to bed with both men within a matter of days, causing neither to win her for himself, but both to become bound together because of the child. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Drama | Romance

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14 August 1999 (USA)  »

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Desmotes tou pathous  »

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Kiefer Sutherland's mother, Shirley Douglas is in this film. See more »


[first lines]
Richard Goddard: [answering the phone] Hello.
Emma Riley: Hello. I'm calling from Boston about your ad in The Globe.
Richard Goddard: Oh, yes.
Emma Riley: It says woman wanted, live in. Why are you advertising in Boston when you live in New Haven?
Richard Goddard: Actually I grew up with an Irish nanny. She was kind and generous and pleasant to be with.
Emma Riley: Are you married?
Richard Goddard: I'm widowed. I have a son in his twenties who's uh... he's going through some difficulties. He lives at home, and we need someone to help put our house in order.
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Everything I Have Is Yours
Written by Burton Lane and Harold Adamson
Performed by Billy Eckstine
Courtesy of EMI Music Publishing
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7 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

It's really good to see Kiefer Sutherland working and directing. I was going to say "again", but he has been working steadily. I liked his source material for this emotionally satisfying movie. The plotline had a lot of potential for melodrama and all the actors avoid it. Maybe it was just nice to see Sutherland in something "normal".

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